Sharing dressing rooms with Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers was very valuable for me, says Shivam Dube


Talking concerning the India journey, Dube stated it’s to be a brand new one for him.

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube. (Photograph Supply: Instagram)

Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube’s profession has seen an upward drive over the past one yr. His dashing type in home cricket noticed him getting picked by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2019. His hitting 5 consecutive sixes towards left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh of Baroda in final yr’s Ranji Trophy noticed him bagging a Rs 5 crore contract with the RCB.

He although didn’t get to play greater than 4 matches within the IPL 2019 during which scored solely 40 runs and went wicketless. However Dube’s stars didn’t fade as he bought his maiden India call-up for the three-T20I sequence towards Bangladesh at house subsequent month. And in keeping with the 26-year-old, it’s his sharing room with the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers that has reworked his method to the sport.

Dube lately got here up with spectacular exhibits for India ‘A’ towards the West Indies ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’. The Mumbai cricketer additionally scored 100 towards the simply concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy towards eventual champions Karnataka. And all these add as much as his maiden name within the nationwide facet.

Dube anticipated the India name, to be sincere

Chatting with Occasions of India, Dube stated the decision was not fully surprising. “Actually, I anticipated the call-up. I’ve carried out very well lately. Help from my coaches and household was there. It’s all as a consequence of my home performances. I’m all the time 100 % prepared. Give me any state of affairs and place (to bat), I’ll go and carry out,” he stated in a tone of excessive self-confidence.

Dube scored 180 runs within the three-match unofficial Check sequence towards the West Indies ‘A’ at a median of 60 within the Caribbeans, together with two half-centuries. Then towards SA ‘A’ at house, he slammed 155 runs in 4 innings.

“The RCB stint was an enormous studying curve for me. I be taught much more. You get to fulfill quite a few gamers — worldwide and home. You not simply share the dressing room (with worldwide gamers), you share your ideas and information as nicely. These two months at RCB had been very valuable for me,” he informed the Occasions.

Talking concerning the India journey, Dube stated it’s to be a brand new one for him. He stated he needs to get pleasure from it to the fullest. “I wish to rating as many runs for my crew as doable. I wish to emerge as a match winner for my crew. I’ve labored lots on my fundamentals up to now few years and I wish to make each bit depend within the sequence,” Dube stated.

Dube, who made his T20 debut in 2016 and first-class and Record-A debuts a yr later, has two first-class centuries and two five-wicket hauls. In Record-A and T20 video games, he has a strike-rate of 121-plus and 142-plus, respectively.